tv Weekly Presidential Address CSPAN March 4, 2017 6:21pm-6:26pm EST
washington, d.c. at the renaissance hotel. tie event,nual white which has been known to feature satirical skits from the media and members of both political parties. president trump is not attending, but vice president pence will be there. the dinner it self at the gridiron club is close to cameras. in his weekly address, the president talks about his budget proposal for the u.s. military. senator christopher murphy of connecticut delivers the democratic response. he talks about the effort to repeal the health care law. my fellowtrump: americans, im joining you today from the deck of what will be our nation's newest aircraft carrier, the soon to be ford.sioned gerald r.
as you can see i am wearing a jacket and a half they just gave me. i'm very proud of it actually. centerpieceis the of american military might, projecting power and total strength at the. this -- strength at sea. this beautiful worship -- warship will serve as the cornerstone of national defense for decades and decades to come. a famous aviator once wrote to build a truly great ship, we should not begin by gathering wood, cutting boards, or distributing work, but instead a awakening in the people desire for the vast and endless sea. so true. in the same way we must continue to renew the american spirit in order to rebuild our country, and rebuild it, we will. on tuesday before a joint session to congress, i laid out
a vision -- i hope you all watched -- for how to accomplish that national rebuilding. my vision includes the elimination of the defense sequester which has imposed steep cuts on the military parade we must give our sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen the tools, resources, and training they need to get the job done and get it done right. especially in these very dangerous times. army has beeny reduced by more than 85,000 men since 2009 and we have 18,000 fewer active-duty marines. air force, it is the smallest it has been since 1947, and its planes, on average, are nearly 30 years old, if you can believe
that. our navy is the smallest it has been since world war i, and that is a long time ago. aircraft are more forly to be down maintenance than to be in the skies. we cannot afford to be down this path. my budget will give america's armed forces the resources they need to achieve full and total military preparedness to meet any and all local challenges, and meet them we well. in the military means investing in peace, because the best way to prevent war, as george washington said, is to be prepared for it. investmentantly, an in the military is an investment in the incredible men and women who serve our country in uniform. they are the best of us. they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has supportwn, and we will
them every single step of the way. .hese are truly exciting times amazing opportunities are unfolding before us. to strengthen our military, to reboot our economy, and to bring back our jobs. we all work together and put our country forward, then anything is possible. let us seize this morning and make -- seize this moment and make most of this opportunity for national renewal. may god bless the minimum and of our military and may god bless the united states of america, the country we love. urphy: this is chris murphy murphy. it was quite a scene to rid my rand hall, was on a hunt for the secret room